When popular fitness app Strava released its Global Heatmap, showing the activities of a billion cyclists and joggers around the world, late last year, the company likely didn't realize that it may also be revealing the location or patrol routes of military or strategic bases. For example, the Global Heatmap shows popular routes walked around a camp in Gao in Mali, where Dutch soldiers are on mission, AD reports.
Fit For Free will have to repay the amounts charged to their consumers after they had already terminated their subscription with the gym, a district court in The Hague ruled. The gym wrongfully charged its subscribers 2.95 per month for participation in a membership discount program, even after they terminated their subscription.
Dutch people exercise more often than they did a decade ago. Walking, running and fitness are especially becoming increasingly popular, according to research by the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP).
Nearly 4.5% of all people in the Netherlands have been diagnosed diabetes, up from 2.5% in 2002. The large increase is due to a spike in the rate of people with type two diabetes, Statistics Netherlands reported this week.
The Rabobank says that fitness centers in The Netherlands are looking at losses now that the consumer is more hesitant to spend money on luxury items. After years of explosive growth, half of the roughly 1,650 fitness centers in The Netherlands are in trouble, de Volkskrant reports.